Easter Quilt Exhibition …

2019 Easter Quilt Exhibition

Sat 20th to Mon 22nd April

Cellar Door – 10am to 5pm over the Easter Weekend

Quilt Exhibition

There will be lots happening over the Easter Weekend here at the Vineyard 28 with our annual Quilt Exhibition on at the Cellar Door.

Come along to catch up on all the latest works by owner, Pippa Nielsen, who has been making quilts for just on 20 years. There will also be new quilts on display and for sale from many other local Quilt Artisans from Harvey, Australind and surrounds. We’ll also have a Christmas table full of crafts just so you can plan ahead this year.

You can always check out our current quilt selection on our website

We are also looking forward to featuring hand painted miniatures by local Myalup Artist Graeme McPherson.

Myalup Easter Fair

Myalup Hall, Myalup – 10am to 3pm

The Myalup Easter Fair will take place on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 10-3pm. It will be a day of Good Old Fashioned Family Fun & community fundraiser for the Myalup area. Visitors can shop at the fabulous quality market stalls, have a listen to the bluegrass band, try their luck in side show alley, eat delicious food from local food trucks & enter their pets into the Pet Parade!! Be sure not to miss the amazing art display including the Youth Art Exhibition & Competition. Local artists will be contributing & judging on the day. Vineyard 28 will be their offering wine tastings and sales we would LOVE to have you come along and be a part of the fun!!

SEE YOU ON EASTER SUNDAY!!

More info is available at the Myalup Easter Fair Facebook Page.

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Sunset Wine and Brews

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Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019

Vineyard 28 will be at Sunset Wine

Enjoy an iconic WA sunset while tasting the best of WA’s wine, craft beers, ciders, and spirits at the new Scarborough Beach Reserve. Add in some gourmet food, live music, good friends and the perfect coast backdrop and you have one of summer’s best boutique festivals – Sunset Wine & Brews!

While the weather is warm and the beaches are looking great, grab your friends and come try some great wines from Vineyard 28 and other local WA producers! You can enjoy a glass at the festival or stock up for home.

Then relax on the Sunset Balcony with cool tunes from local DJs and get that Insta worthy sunset pic as the sun goes down!

Get your general tasting ticket or plumm tasting ticket now to Perth’s favourite wine & craft beer festival on the coast!

Please note: the last two hours of each day will be glass sales only, 6pm-8pm.

Tickets are available via their website – https://www.wineandfood.com.au/sunsetwineandbrews

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Unwined Subiaco – Wine Festival

unwined subiaco logoUNWINED SUBIACO

WA Wine on show…

Sat 27th and Sun 28th October

Market Square Park, Subiaco

1130am to 530pm each day

Come along and catch up with Pippa at one of Western Australia’s finest festivals in October. Vineyard 28 will be there with all our new releases, including the Gold Medal  winning 2018 Dolcetto.

It’s a great day out providing an opportunity to not only catch up with us, but to also sample other WA wine, craft beer, cider and spirits. With 70+ companies from regions across our extraordinary state joining us, you have the chance to talk to winemakers and producers and taste our beautiful states produce you may not normally have access to.

Why not pack a picnic, or buy some food from one of the local Perth foodies that will be there. Find a patch of grass or make use of the many picnic blankets available and grab a glass of your favourite Vineyard 28 wine to enjoy.

Throughout the day you can listen to live music, sit in on a wine pairing session or wine appreciation seminar and buy some local produce and delicious tapas from Perth’s best foodies. No matter what you do, it all adds up to a delightful day where you can discover new and unusual wines, taste great food and enjoy indi tunes in a relaxing park setting in the heart of Subiaco.

Wine Theatre at Unwined Subiaco

Would you like to learn more about wine, then the daily activities at the Wine Theatre are for you.

At 12.00pm and 2.45pm wine and food pairings will be presented with the support of a local chef and sommelier at a cost of $20. The sessions will match the states fresh local produce with amazing WA wine.
At 1.30pm and 4.00pm hosted wine appreciation seminars are held with tastings and education of four wines at a cost of $10.

NOTE: Tickets for these classes are pre-purchase only.

More information about the event is available – HERE
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Where does Vineyard 28 get its name?

We often get asked why the name Vineyard 28? Does 28 mean something to us?

Are we the 28th winery? Is it 28km along Bagieau Road?

28 ParrotOur name is actually taken from a cheeky parrot- commonly known here in the West as the 28 Parrot.

When we first planted our vineyard these cheeky little parrots were a bit too helpful, snacking on new shoots and trotting along behind and nipping out new grafts. They loved us and all we were doing. When we started looking at names, we wrote lots of things down on a piece of paper, playing with our names, landmarks and the local landscape. Somewhere along the way parrots got noted down, and from that we became Vineyard 28. As Mark likes to say, it’s a bit like calling a beautiful Rose Garden – Aphid Park.

Today our parrots still enjoy an occasional springtime snack of new shoots, dead-heading the roses in my garden, and ventilating the cellar door lawn area by pulling it up by its roots. The best time to see them in action is early mornings and late afternoons, they rest in the heat of the day in nearby trees.

The Australian ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) is a parrot native to Australia. Except for extreme tropical and highland areas, the species has adapted to all conditions. Traditionally, two species were recognised in the genus Barnardius, the Port Lincoln parrot (Barnardius zonarius) and the Mallee Ringneck (Barnardius barnard), but the two species readily interbred at the contact zone and are now considered on species.

28 is actually a colloquial name for these parrots here in Western Australia, apparently due to their contact call – a whistled – twen-ty-eight – which if you listen carefully can be heard across south west forests.

Visiting the cellar door here at Vineyard 28, you may well catch a glimpse of these birds, but they prefer to be active in the early mornings and at dusk.

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Back when we began …

Early picturesIn early 1996, Mark and Pippa resided in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, both holding down professional jobs. Mark as a research chemist and Pippa for Hewlett Packard. They’d travelled the world prior to that, exploring the African continent, living and working in the UK, and holidaying in Europe. Throughout this time – we always enjoyed wine wherever we went. From Rutherglen in Victoria to the Languedoc in France. Somewhere in the back of our minds was a dream to one day own a vineyard, raise our family and make wine.

By mid 1997, our son Bailey was on the scene, and we were struggling with the idea of raising him away from family in this big city, when we had both grown up and known the freedoms of much smaller communities. Pippa being from regional New Zealand and Mark being born and raised in Capel, Western Australia.  So the Melbourne house was put on the market and sold within 2 weeks, Mark found a job in the west near Pinjarra to support us initially, the 10acres of land and a house was found in the Shire of Harvey, and in 40 degree heat on Boxing Day 1997, Bagieau Road became our home and eventually home to our business – Vineyard 28.Mark Pippa and Children

In the spring of 1998, the first vines were planted, so that by the Summer of 1999/2000 we were underway. During this time there was an addition to the family – Gabrielle.

Our early vines were – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc and Semillon. Quite a different mix from where we have ended up today. As time went on and we understood more about the market place, we decided we needed to be a little different. We fell in love with Nebbiolo courtesy of Earl Happ and his Three Hills label, a few discussions ensued, some planning and the Italian concept was born. Muscat Rouge a Petit Grains was introduced for a Moscato, Arneis soon followed, and the Dolcetto took over from the Chenin. In recent years we’ve also taken on the lease of another vineyard up in the Harvey hills near the Stirling Dam, Wildwater, where we grow more Muscat, Dolcetto and the most recEric Cumbers on the Cellar Door Slabent graft – Pignoletto – which will be the basis of our future sparkling wine.

In 2004 we made a start on the cellar door. It was finished and opened late in January 2005. Constructed from local limestone blocks to reflect our landscape it has become home to our wine sales for the past 13 years, as well as promting and selling lots of local art and quilts. Then in 2010 we added the winery building behind, and Mark commenced winemaking on site.

During all of this our children have grown to adults and are spreading their wings on the eastern shore of Australia;we said goodbye to our first dog Garvin who moved here with us in 1997, and welcomed Jasper our red cloud into the family. (He’s now approaching 12 this April.) In 2018 we continue to explore new ideas and grow, with two vineyard sites to manage, Bagieau Road and Wildwater, and are looking forward to the production of our Pignoletto sparkling in the next couple of years. We look forward to sharing this journey with our many customers.

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Unwined Subiaco

UnWined Subiaco is on again this year at Market Square Park, Subiaco on 28 & 29 October! UnWined is the only place to discover, taste and enjoy over 40 of Western Australia’s best boutique wine producers which is the largest showing of Western Australian wineries in the metro area. Tastings are available with your own souvenir glass, or you can purchase a glass of wine and sit back with friends or take home some of your favourites on the day!
As well on show will be some of WA’s greatest beer, cider and spirit producers to entice those who don’t just love wine. Perth’s best street food vendors will also be on hand to buy a meal or snack, there will be live music all day from local acts and complimentary access to the wine and cooking theatres. Grab one of the picnic blankets to enjoy a lazy afternoon on the lawn or upgrade and indulge yourself to the Club Lounge – a VIP marquee retreat with complimentary wine and food.

Vineyard 28 will return to Unwined in 2017 – providing our city customers with a great opportunity to come along , taste new wines and catch up with us.

Unwined Subiaco

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 2017
11.30am to 5.30pm
Roberts Road, Subiaco

More Info : www.wineandfood.com.au/unwinedsubiaco

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Artists in Residence

Graeme McPherson and Yvonne ChapmanVineyard 28 will welcome two local artists from the Shire of Harvey to showcase their talents.

Yvonne Chapman, a renowned local artist from Harvey, will again be demonstrating her wonderful artistic talents.  Yvonne works not only in traditional mediums such as oils, pastels and watercoulours, but also creates wonderful textile art. A great opportunity to chat with Yvonne and see her creating in watercolour.

This year she will also be joined by Myalup local artist – Graeme McPherson who is well known for his works in both acrylics and pastels. Graeme will demonstrate in pastels on the day, but will also have his well known miniature acrylics on sale.

Don’t forget to catch this special event on Sunday September 24th 2017 at Vineyard 28 Cellar Door from 10am to 4pm.

Enjoy a day with these artists showcasing their talents. You can bring a friend or two or the entire family to enjoy this show. Please contact Vineyard 28 for more info.

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June Woolly Weekend

June Woolly Weekend

Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door – Saturday 3rd June to Monday 5th June
10am to 5pm each day.

A wonderful weekend to celebrate the start of winter here in WA. The Bunbury Creative Knitters will showcase all their beautiful handcrafts. Baby items, scarves, beanies, rugs, tea cosy and more. If it can be made in wool – then we may well have it being showcased.

There will be an impressive range of handcrafts – knitted, crocheted, rugs and more on the display table. You might find an item or two that will take your fancy. Or maybe, you’ll end up buying more!

Don’t forget to drop by at the Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door on Saturday 3rd June to Monday5th June from 10am to 5pm each day.

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Vineyard 28 Annual Quilt Exhibition 2016

The 2016 Vineyard 28 Annual Quilt Exhibition

2016 Annual Quilt Exhibition is Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December

Vineyard 28 Quilt Exhibition

Christmas is fast approaching which means it is almost time for The Vineyard 28 Annual Quilt Exhibition.

We are showcasing a gorgeous range of handmade gift items and art which may just be just the gift you are looking for. Why not top up your wine supplies ready for the big day from our range at the cellar door.

Don’t leave your shopping until the last minute. If you are looking for something specials, unique and handmade; then Vineyard 28 is the perfect place for you.

Christmas shopping really is easy at Vineyard 28.

Christmas is fast approaching and here at Vineyard 28 we have all your gift giving covered.

Drop into Vineyard 28, we can’t wait to see you.

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